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Originally posted by micpsi
I can assure you that this experimental research has NOT discovered the magnetic monopole first theorized by British physicist, Paul Dirac.
The magnetic moments in a spin ice do not line up like those in a ferromagnet. Instead physicists believe that they join up to create magnetic flux lines within the material that resemble a knotted mess of strings. However, if a moment is flipped – a string is broken and the magnetic flux spills out in a manner resembling a monopole.
The spin-ice monopoles have very different origins from the monopoles famously predicted by Paul Dirac's work on quantum electrodynamics.
Originally posted by spikey
reply to post by micpsi
At least, not at the moment. But, it's heading in the right direction isn't it.
Would it surprise you to know that predictions of 50 to 100 years, until we have time travel are seriously being backed by top science names?
Or teleportation..reckoned to be perhaps a mere 50 years away?
These crystals are made up of pyramids of charged atoms, or ions, arranged in such a way that when cooled to exceptionally low temperatures, the materials show tiny, discrete packets of magnetic charge.
The muons decay millionths of a second after their production into other sub-atomic particles.